July 15, 2020

Our Future is at a Crossroad

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This year has been unprecedented in terms of the challenges we collectively face as Americans. The effects of a global pandemic have caused significant disruption and the political reaction to it has caused further economic damage. Social unrest has manifested into troubling demonstrations all over the United States. Many of those protests have turned violent and escalated to clashes between…

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June 30, 2020

Housing and the American Dream

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I still remember how lucky I felt back in 1991, when I was able to buy 20 acres of land outside of Sandy, design my dream home and build it. As I walked through the front door for the first time, I couldn’t help but feel like I had truly achieved the American Dream. Obviously, 1991 was a long time…

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June 30, 2020

Give the People What They Want

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One of the main purposes of government is to provide services to all of the people within its jurisdiction. This is especially important at the local level, with city and county governments. In the private sector, the production of goods and services is determined by customer demand. But far too often in the public sector, the services that are provided…

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June 30, 2020

The Spirit of Service

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One of the biggest reasons I’m running for Clackamas County Commissioner is I feel a call to duty to continue into the next phase of my public service. Much of my perspective on leadership was formed in the 25 total years that I spent serving in the military. Of those 25 years, 20 were active duty, with 12 in the…

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